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Dwight, A. H. (died 1910)


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Date: 6/6/2017 at 11:18:14

LeMars Sentinel, Friday, September 2, 1910

A. H. Dwight Once Postmaster and Town’s First Station Agent.

A. H. Dwight, one of the prominent men of Marcus, died on Tuesday at his home in that city after a few weeks illness.

He was taken ill suddenly and never rallied. Mr. Dwight was 70 years old and his residence in Marcus dated back from 1872. He was the first station agent there and for fifteen years served as postmaster. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Eastern Star and Modern Woodmen of America. Mr. Dwight is survived by his four brothers and three sons as follows: Dr. Charles F. Dwight, of Marcus; Dr. W. H. Dwight, of LeMars; and Dr. H. D. Dwight, of Lincoln, Kan.

E. J. Sears, for many years depot agent at Akron, and the late Mr. Dwight, were together at Marcus when the first depot was opened.

The remains will be brought to LeMars this afternoon at 3:45 and interment at this place. The members of the Eastern Star Lodge will have charge of the funeral.

LeMars Sentinel, September 6, 1910

Funeral of the Late A. H. Dwight.
The funeral of the late A. H. Dwight, of Marcus, father of Dr. W. H. Dwight of this city, was held at Marcus on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock and the remains brought to LeMars for interment on the 3:45 train. Mr. Dwight was an old and honored resident of Marcus and about seventy-five people of that town came in two special coaches to pay the last respects to the memory of the dead. They were met here by the members of the local chapter of the Eastern Star and friends and a large procession of teams followed the remains to the grave where brief service was conducted by the members of the Marcus and LeMars Eastern Star.

Alton Democrat, September 10, 1910

A. H. Dwight—a pioneer of Marcus—died August thirtieth, seventy years of age. He came to Marcus in 1872. The Funeral services were held at LeMars on Friday of last week.


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